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Sign Off: 2011 Salary Survey
From Aug. 15, 2011-Sept. 15, 2011, Radio magazine solicited responses to an online survey by posting a link at RadioMagOnline.com and noting the link in various email newsletters. Here are the results.
Staff engineer median salaries year-by-year
|Year||Top 50||Below Top 50|
By the numbers
Average years in current position: 12
Average years in the broadcast engineering field: 27
Respondents belong to a variety of organizations:
Percent who did not receive a raise in the past 12 months 54.4%
Median salary increase was 3%; average was 5.11%
Percent age 55 and older: 55%
57% are not certified at all
35% are SBE certified
5% are NARTE certified
5% are Microsoft certified
14% of survey respondent were contract engineers.
On average they charge an hourly rate of $61/hour.
They typically bill 20 hours/week.
41% of them charge a higher rate for emergency calls. Those who charge more for emergencies bill on average $95/hour.
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